Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems

Opening in 2020, our specialist hub supports collaborative research with the automotive industry to develop future generations of ultra-low emissions vehicles.

Our team

With over 40 years' of experience, we bring together extensive expertise in industry, research excellence and academia to upskill our current workforce to take on the challenges of the future.



Our research

Building on the excellent track record of our automotive research, we focus on addressing key issues in the automotive sector. We are finding the low-carbon solutions to develop a future of environmentally safe cars.



The advanced engineering business hub

The University has been awarded £1.5 million to deliver start-up, scale-up, open innovation and investment support to grow innovative businesses in the West of England. At IAAPS, we are providing access to our expertise and research partnerships.



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Our funders

With the help of our funders, we will stimulate over £67 million in additional automotive research investment by 2025. This will create an extra turnover of £800 million for the UK automotive sector while supporting nearly 1900 new highly productive jobs.


Research England

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Research England has committed capital investment of £28.9 million to enable construction of the £60m IAAPS facility to start in 2019.

About us

We are opening our new institute, based at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, in 2020. Unique to the UK, it offers access to advanced equipment and demonstration space to support partnerships in breakthrough technologies.

We combine academic and industry expertise to deliver transformational research. We will help deliver the cars of the future, secure jobs and investment, and make sure the UK remains globally competitive in automotive propulsion.

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